We are transforming our community of Mariana (in Humacao, Puerto Rico) into a transgenerational catalytic sustainable village by developing and practicing community-level hurricane preparedness plans and building social and physical infrastructure to withstand uncertainty and future natural disasters. 

While cities continue to be inaccessible and inflict young skilled people with increasing levels of debt we are taking a counter-intuitive approach. We are re-imagining how we live in rural communities, how we generate energy and manage our natural resources, how we attract and retain talent and how we engage and build with outside visitors. Mariana will become an engine of culture and transgenerational solidarity while designing a model for autonomous and adaptable communities worldwide in an increasingly uncertain and volatile climate.